“I want him to play me in a movie” – Grigor Dimitrov says there’s a Hollywood actor who inspires him

Grigor Dimitrov, the Bulgarian tennis professional, reached the highest ranking of his career as world No. 3 in 2017. Currently, he is preparing to compete in the Barcelona Open, the second clay-court tournament of this year. Although the right-handed tennis ace has 8 career titles so far, it’s way less than he plans to achieve.


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For his idol to play him in a movie, he knows he’ll have to reach a pedestal that no one has ever been on.


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Grigor Dimitrov talks about his idol

While answering several questions in an interview, Grigor revealed several small details and stories from his trip. He answered a series of questions about his early gear and experiences. However, what caught most people’s attention is that he talks about his idol. Asked about his first idol, he mentionedJohnny Depp, probably. I was about to say “some actor”, most likely!”

“I want him to play me in a movie” he added.


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Moreover, he explained how his mother, being a volleyball player, always inspired him to be interested in the sport. However, when it comes to tennis, he admitted that there aren’t many sources available to watch tennis. Although he managed to gain access and resolve the incident which helped him make the decision to stick with tennis.

“I think when I was 16 or 17, I was invited to play the junior tournaments at Queens. In the meantime, you had to warm up all the ATP players. So I had the chance to love seeing Andy Roddick and Marat Safin Rafa also in his early years.

“So it was super easy for me to say, okay, now it’s easy for me to see what they do and how they prepare for games. And I think that really helped me and motivated much more”, hi said.

Dimitrov’s Monte Carlo Race

Due to his unique playing style and flexibility, he can play in any part of the pitch. Therefore, it was not difficult for the Bulgarian to become a baseliner, the preferred type of player on clay courts. Thus, he had an excellent run this year at the Monte Carlo Masters.


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The 30-year-old overtook Casper Ruud in the fourth round and Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals beating them in straight sets. However, he was unable to qualify for the final as he was surpassed by Spanish tennis ace Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the semi-finals.

Tennis – ATP 500 – Abierto Mexicano – The Fairmont Acapulco Princess, Acapulco, Mexico – February 21, 2022 Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov in action during his match against Stefan Kozlov of the U.S. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Although he fought tooth and nail in the second set to stay alive after losing the first set by 4-6, Fokina outclassed him in the third set by 6-3 after Grigor won the second set from 7-6.


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With the Barcelona Open at the gates and Grigor Dimitrov in fine form, the Bulgarians are expecting a trophy on behalf of their country. Grigor will start his tournament on April 20 in the round of 16.

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